Plumbers.

During our house renovation, just about everyone we dealt with did two things; they turned up when they said they would, and they did a good job. What is it about plumbers? It takes months for one to turn up. Then they never reappear. Their invoices make IBM invoices look sane and reasonable. Yesterday, I nearly had two of the buggers here at once. To spare their delicate feelings, I delayed one. Guess what? Neither turned up. So. In my experience, should you need a plumber, just go to b&q and look at the speedfit stuff. And the compression waste fittings. Buy a hole cutting set of drill bits. Plumbing for muggles. I swear I'm going to do a course so I too can cash in on this national shortage of bloody plumbers.